The Black Keys and Bay View Bash

Monday, September 8: Glass Animals with Rome Fortune at Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. ($12) Paul Epworth, the British producer behind massive UK muscians Coldplay, Adele, Paul McCartney and burgeoning stars like FKA Twigs and Foster the People, started his own record label and made his first signing the electro-pop four-piece Glass Animals. The band couldn’t live up to those lofty expectations on their debut full-length, Zaba, a glitchy, sterilized affair that sounded like a band still trying to find its style. But the Oxford chaps, nonetheless, showed promise, and if anything, you can’t find a dance party this psychedelic…

Top Ten for August

August constituted a mammoth month for Milwaukee album releases. There seemed to be four or five record release shows every weekend. Read about a few of those records and other notable local happenings below in Music Notes’  top picks from August. 10. SIN BAD presents promising pop-punk future I stumbled upon a really good (and really rough) demo while searching through the independent music streaming crapshoot Bandcamp earlier this month. It’s a snappy, 7-song release from former members of Modern Machines, who now go by SIN BAD (and recently played Cactus Club a couple weeks ago with No. 6 pick,…

Sylvan Esso Journey and Midnight Reruns

Sylvan Esso photo by Elizabeth Weinberg.  Monday, September 1: Kingmaker, After Hour Animals, Gravemind, Audacity, Township and Teenagers at Borg Ward, 4:30 p.m. ($5) – (823 W. National Ave.) Tuesday, September 2: Sweet Talk with Midnight Reruns and Platinum Boys at Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($5) A day removed from one of the summer’s biggest backyard barbeque holidays, the bill at Quarters on Tuesday night keeps that beer swillin’ laissez faire attitude rolling with sets from two locals Midnight Reruns and Platinum Boys and one Austin-based band (Sweet Talk). All three can deliver good meaty hooks and…

Old Earth Twin Brother and More

Monday, August 25: Wild Child with Mystic Inane, Midwives, Foreign Lawns and Eaten By Trees at Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace, 9 p.m.. – (900 E. Center St.) Tuesday, August 26: Desert Noises at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. ($8) The Provo, Utah four-piece Desert Noises immediately brings to mind the celestial folk of Band of Horses, largely due to Kyle Henderson’s ethereal, reverb-laden voice. However, that oft-made comparison fails to highlight Desert Noises’ slower burning psychedelia that seeps through the cracks on the band’s sophomore effort 27 Ways. (929 N. Water St., MarcusCenter.org) Wednesday, August 27: Keefe…